Our Purpose: Be at the civic, cultural and intellectual forefront of our community to create an informed, engaged public.

Our Mission: Produce, acquire and distributes distinctive programs and services that stimulate, educate, inform, and entertain those we serve using all appropriate media. Reach out to the community through strategic partnerships. Enables listeners to learn about issues and ideas that affect our communities, our nation and our world.

Our Vision: We will build a stronger community-centered broadcasting organization by focusing the station's new and existing resources where our listener and membership base is the strongest. Our goal is to build a more effective service emphasizing national and local programming that deepens the relationship between us and our listeners.

Our Values: Integrity, tolerance, professionalism, transparency, respect of our co-workers and respect for our audience

This post was updated May 13, 2014 at 12:50 p.m.:

Boise State Public Radio's news and classical music hybrid station 89.7 FM in Challis is back to normal.

Thank you for your patience as engineers fixed the issue.

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Boise State Public Radio's news and classical music hybrid station 89.7 FM in Challis is experiencing signal problems.

Our engineer is planning a trip to the site in order to install a new transmitter. We hope to have the issue resolved this week.

Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Everyone knows Idaho is a red state.  In fact, it's one of the reddest in the country. But it hasn't always been that way. Twenty years ago, Idaho had a Democratic governor. More recently, Idaho had a Democrat in Congress.

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Boise State Public Radio’s newest 125 watt translator at the top of Bald Mountain is now live after last year’s federal government shutdown delayed the launch of the signal.

Boise State Public Radio's jazz and Radio Bilingue web streams are currently unavailable.

Chief engineer Tom Lowther says the two station's streaming machines are down and repair is underway.

Boise State Public Radio's news and classical web streams, however, are fully functional.


Boise State Public Radio’s newsroom has won six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced Tuesday that Boise State Public Radio won six of 13 awards handed out in Region One for work done in 2013.

News Director Scott Graf says the awards reflect the high quality work KBSX does on a regular basis.

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More than half of Boise State Public Radio’s annual revenue comes from listener donations. That’s why periodic pledge drives are so critical to maintaining, and strengthening, Boise State Public Radio throughout southern and central Idaho.

This post was updated April 1 at 6:45 p.m.:

Boise State Public Radio's news and classical music web streams are now fully functional.

This post was updated April 1 at 10:20 a.m.:

The Boise State Public Radio web streams are still unavailable as engineers work to move circuits from our old broadcast facility into our new station.

We'll update this post when the streams are back online.

This post was updated at 2:00 p.m.

Salmon 91.9 fm and Challis 89.7 fm returned to air at 12:15 Monday after engineers completed the circuit move.

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Boise State Public Radio's engineers are working with one of our network providers, Century Link, to move the circuit that feeds the Salmon and Challis stations.

The circuit move means Salmon 91.9 fm and Challis 89.7 fm will be off the air Monday morning.

We anticipate the stations will be back on air by Monday afternoon.

Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

This post was updated on March 31, 2014

As we've detailed here, Boise State Public Radio is in the midst of moving into our new broadcast facility. The move isn't just a physical one, it's also a transition from analog to digital radio. The moves, both physical and technological, have created intermittent audio dropouts across the Boise State Public Radio network. Our engineers are aware of the disruptions, and we're moving closer to a permanent fix.

Updated 4:02 p.m.: Engineers have finished moving the Twin Falls and McCall equipment. All stations are on the air. Original Post: As part of Boise State Public Radio's move into our new broadcast facility, engineers are about to move the circuits that feed our stations in Twin Falls and McCall. We anticipate those stations will be down for less than an hour as we make the switch. The stations impacted include:

Boise State Public Radio's KBSW 91.7 in Twin Falls was off the air part of March 11 and 12. It is back on the air now.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we're in the process of moving Boise State Public Radio's broadcast equipment to a new space. There may be bumps along the way, but our engineers are working to keep those to a minimum.

Three New Schools Approved By Twin Falls Voters: Twin Falls voters on Tuesday approved the biggest local school district bond ever — nearly $74 million to build three schools and pay for other facility projects. The total vote reached 67.7 percent — the required supermajority — with 3,079 voters supporting the request and 1,469 voters opposed. - Times-News

Updated Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m.:

Boise State Public Radio's HD stations are back on the air.

Thank you for your patience as our engineers were working to solve the issue.

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Boise State Public Radio's HD Jazz Station is off the air. Engineers are aware of the issue and are working to fix the problem.

In the meantime, you can still listen to the jazz station live at our web stream.

Thank you for your patience.

This post was updated Jan. 9 at 3:00 p.m.

Boise State Public Radio's online jazz stream has been upgraded and is fully functional.

Original Post: Boise State Public Radio engineers are upgrading the jazz web-stream, which means you can expect intermittent outages.

Work to upgrade the jazz web-stream will begin  Monday and should be finished within a couple of days.

Thank you for your patience as we work to make the jazz web-stream even better!

KBSU HD Returns To Air

Dec 31, 2013
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Updated Jan. 2 10:15 a.m. 

KBSU HD2 returned to air this morning.

Thanks for your patience.

Original Post Dec. 31

Boise State Public Radio's HD Jazz station has been off the air for several days and engineers are working to fix the problem.

The HD Jazz station includes KBSW HD2 91.7 in Twin Falls and KBSS HD2 91.1 in Sun Valley.

We're sorry for any inconvenience. Remember, you can listen live online right here.